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Samus Has a Bastard Space Son in a Weird Bit of Half-Canon Metroid Lore

Didn't like the story for Metroid: Other M? Here's something a little wilder.

Who's Your Favorite RPG Companion?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Who's your best friend 'til the end?

A Brave Attempt to Rank 30 Years of Super Robot Wars Games

From the Game Boy to the Nintendo Switch, this is the best (and worst) Super Robot Wars has to offer.

Why Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Was Fated to Be Overlooked Despite Its Brilliance

Yoshi's Island is a top-tier Super Mario game, but bad timing and bad advertising caused a lot of people to miss out the first time around.

More Nintendo Gigaleak Details Reveal Link's Awakening's Links to the Past

A newly-found map shows us how Link's Awakening links up to A Link to the Past in surprising ways.

Traces of Beta Yoshi's Genetic Material Can Still be Found in Super Mario World

The Nintendo Gigaleak reminds us immortality through our offspring is possible. (And potentially disturbing.)

New "Gigaleak" of Nintendo Prototypes and Source Code Is a Huge Deal - Here's Why

This is a massive look into older Nintendo development.

Nintendo Switch Online Members Get Donkey Kong Country With New Features Next Week [Correction]

Along with Natsume Championship Wrestling and The Immortal.

One Collector's Quest to Find and Preserve the Rarest Retro Nintendo Artifacts

Nintendo Power mainly existed to sell games to kids, but to collector Stephan Reese, it represents something more.

Starting Screen | Remembering the Joys of Sin-Free Gaming in Summer

There ain't no gaming like summer vacation gaming.

The Most Beautiful 2D Sprite Games of All Time

Let's celebrate the simple beauty of sprite-based games.

20 Amazing In-Game Maps That Did More Than Show the Way Forward

From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.

Who Is the Best New Nintendo Character of the Past Decade?

Some amazing Nintendo characters have surfaced in the past ten years alone. Which one takes the top spot?

What's Your Favorite Rare Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With the recent anniversary for Perfect Dark, it's time to figure out what's your favorite Rare game.

David Wise and Grant Kirkhope Remember Composing Goldeneye 007, Meeting Miyamoto, and Rare's Golden Age

"It was quite surreal demonstrating music I'd created whilst [Shigeru Miyamoto] was in my studio, listening."

Nintendo Switch Online Getting Four More Classic Games, Including Rygar

Also Panel de Pon, a win for those who are too cool for Tetris Attack.

A Salute to the Absurdly Ugly Video Game Guide Cover Art of the Past

Retro game guide covers were a hot mess, but they sure turned heads.

Ted Woolsey Remembers Final Fantasy 6, Evading Nintendo's Censorship Rules, and the Early Days of Localization

In 1994, a translator changed game localization by writing a "deathless" apocalypse.

The 35 Year Quest for the Perfect Video Game Lightsaber

Tracing the history of the iconic weapon from the Atari 2600 to the present, and all the ways that it's influenced gaming.

This Documentary On Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano is the Most Soothing Video You'll Watch Today

Grab a cup of green tea and watch the master at work.

Secret of Mana Fan Makes Wicked-Cool Animation of the Climactic Final Battle

Three kids versus the end of the world.

Axe of the Blood God: Does the Mana Series Hold Up?

Kat and Nadia review Trials of Mana, which brings them to a much bigger question.

How I Connected With Other RPG Fans Through Rental Game Save Files

In the '90s, RPG fans blazed trails for each other with high-level save files in rented games.

Arms is the Nintendo Underdog That Brought Us All Together

At Reedpop HQ, Arms had a unifying power.

Remember When... NBA Jam Played Favorites in the Bulls vs. Pistons Rivalry?

There was a reason those buzzer-beaters bricked, it seems.

Who's Your Favorite Final Fantasy Character?

Final Fantasy has many memorable characters. Let's talk about the ones we like best.

This Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island is an Amazing Reproduction of Earthbound's Onett

You can't fish hamburgers out of the trash cans, though.

Uniqlo's Super Mario 35th Anniversary T-Shirt Line-Up is Totally Bland

Mario's Uniqlo birthday suits aren't much fun compared to last year's Pokemon line.

Starting Screen | We All Have Bad Opinions About 3D Mario Games, Especially You

You're wrong about Super Mario 64, you're wrong about Super Mario 3D World, but most of all, you're wrong about Super Mario Sunshine.

A Tribute to Chrono Trigger's Weird, Funny, and Depressing Endings on Its 25th Anniversary

Chrono Trigger's detailed endings are an example of how it does everything right.

Nintendo PlayStation Grabbed Headlines, But Support for Preservation Remains "Dismal at Best"

We talk to game preservation experts about what's been preserved, what's been squirreled away, and what's already been lost.

The New Nintendo PlayStation Owner Wants to Make it Part of a "Permanent Museum"

He says he's already working with a university museum on exhibiting the unit next year.

The Nintendo PlayStation Bidding War Fizzled Out at Auction, Sells for $300,000

That's around $380,000 after fees and still a record, but it looks like high-spender interest really peaked weeks ago.

What Game Do You Replay At Least One Per Year?

COMMUNITY REQUEST | Let's talk about the games we never quite finish playing.

Starting Screen | I Moderated a Gaming BBS in 1995, and It Was a Beautiful, Life-Changing Mess

When it comes to video game discourse, everything old is forever new.

How Cooly Skunk, a "Lost" Super Famicom Game, Was Rescued Against All Odds

There weren't any car chases, but it's still a harrowing tale.

Dragon Quest: Your Story Is Coming to Netflix—Along With All Its Controversies

Dragon Quest fans are happy this movie's coming West, sort of.

Super Nintendo World Will Let You Treat the Theme Park Like a Real-Life Video Game

Just make sure any pipes you jump down don't lead to the park's septic tanks.

How Video Game Cookbooks Are Helping Us Taste Digital Worlds

The creators behind the Earthbound, Zelda, WoW, and Fallout cookbooks on how they bring fictional cuisine into real-world kitchens.

25 Years Ago, Breath of Fire 2 Was My First Journey to Kill God, and It Was Good

Even the world's worst translation can't destroy a good yarn about slaying the Lord.

Nintendo Switch Online Getting Four More SNES Games After Long Wait, Including the Once Lost Star Fox 2

Crystalis is also on its way to the NES version of the service.

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Nostalgic Gamer

If you're shopping for someone who still finds beauty in cartridges and pixels, have we got a gift guide for you.

Axe of the Blood God Presents: How to Train Your Dragon Using Erotic Literature

This week's Axe of the Blood God is a titillating mailbag episode. Kat and Nadia discuss Pokemon, more Saturn RPGs, and Bahamut Lagoon's unorthodox methods of dragon-rearing.

Donkey Kong Country Turns 25: Gaming's Biggest Bluff

Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo faced the threat of obsolescence with sheer bravado—and won.

Bart Simpson and Godzilla Were Almost in NBA Jam

Or at least, toy-like facsimiles.

A Thank You From USgamer For Extra Life 2019

We beat our goal, and it's thanks to all of you.

Starting Screen | Three Classic Letters That Show How Much Easier It Is to Be a Video Game Fan in 2019

The gaming community knew nothing in the '90s, and frankly, neither did a lot of publishers.

No, Frog from Chrono Trigger Did Not Steal Earthworm Jim's Arm

Arm yourself with the facts!

The Blood God Recommends: Dragon Quest 3 for the Switch

A 30-year-old RPG that's aged to near-perfection.

Zelda A Link to the Past: How to Get the Book of Mudora

You’ll need the Book of Mudora to get into the Desert Palace. Here’s where to find it.

Street Fighter 2's Creator on Why Blocking Was Once a Controversial Issue

A creator and a pro sit down to talk blocking in fighting games.

The 16-bit Console Wars Return on Axe of the Blood God

The Blood God drops listeners in a time warp back to 1994.

What's Your Favorite SNES Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With Nintendo Switch Online boosting its library, tell us about your favorite SNES game.

These Rare Games Make SNES on Nintendo Switch Online Worth Paying Attention To

Race 'em, fly 'em, stack 'em: Nintendo Switch Online's SNES library is off to a good start.

Starting Screen | EarthBound’s 25th Anniversary Makes us Pine for Classic Instruction Books

Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.

Where Nintendo Switch Online Has Gone Wrong

The reasons Nintendo's online service is flaccid, and what it can do to pump things up.

Nintendo Switch Could Be Getting a Wireless SNES Controller

FCC filings point towards the Super Nintendo arriving on the Switch.

How One Modder Builds Handheld Custom Consoles Through the Magic of Community and Self-Teaching

For modder Chris Downing, making his own handheld consoles is even more fun than playing them.

SolSeraph Misses the Point of ActRaiser's Town-Building Simulation

Do not forget the ways of the old gods.

Nintendo Repurposed its Very '90s Slogan for Seattle's Pride Parade

Fight earwax (and intolerance).

ActRaiser is Awesome Because it's About Bashing Monsters While Trying to Understand God's Love

There's a time to fight, a time to philosophize, and certainly a time to do both.

Some Of The Best Runs From SGDQ's Record-Breaking 2019 Marathon

A few personal picks from a phenomenal week of charity fundraising.

Summer Games Done Quick '19 Starts This Weekend—Here Are Some Runs To Watch For

The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.

Square Enix is Mulling Over a Subscription Service for Classic Games, if It Can Find Them First

Square Enix may have misplaced a few classic video game source codes.

Best Retro Video Game Consoles 2019

From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.

What's the First Game You Ever Finished?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | What is the first video game Mt. Everest you have successfully climbed?

The Top 5 Animal Buddies in RPGs

Companions, friends, and killers: Your fuzzy RPG pals are whatever you need them to be.

Axe of the Blood God Presents: The 25 Best RPGs of All Time

From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.

Please Stop Comparing Games to EarthBound

The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.

What's the Most Painful Game Save You've Ever Lost? Players Share Their Stories

A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.

The Best Version of Every Final Fantasy Game

Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #1: Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.

HD Mode 7 Emulation Mod Brings Smooth New Life to Jagged SNES Graphics

Mode 7 graphics and steak knives no longer occupy the same branch on their family tree.

YouTube Videos Show Off Rare Beta Footage for Super Mario 64 and Super Mario RPG

Mario goes for a great big slide ride, and Croco looks a little green around the gills.

Axe of the Blood God: Top 25 RPG Honorable Mentions, The Outer Worlds, and More

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.

How the Dark Crystal Inspired Final Fantasy 9

Square Enix published a tell-all video about Final Fantasy 9's development. As the Skeksis would say, "Hmmmm!"

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #4: Final Fantasy 6

Square struggled to transcend the boundaries of the SNES even as it benefited from them.

The Biggest RPG Plot Twists

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | What are the best RPG plot twists? And the worst? Kat and Nadia explore both sides of a time-honored RPG trope.

Nintendo Has One Unannounced Game for 2019 That'll Make "Everyone Happy"

Fingers crossed for Ice Climbers.

10 Virtual Console Games That Are Tragically Dust in the Wind After the Wii Shop Closure

"Memento Mori" applies to video games, too.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #8: Dragon Quest 5

An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.

Read the Entire Star Fox Comic Published in Nintendo Power in the '90s Here

Read the comic that elevates the Star Fox team from dust-covered outlaws to intergalactic heroes.

SNES Classic Edition Black Friday Deals - How to Buy a SNES Classic? SNES Classic Release Date, SNES Classic Reviews, What Games are Included?

SNES Classic release date, SNES Mini price, SNES Classic US pre-order, and more. All you need to know about the SNES Classic Edition including SNES Classic reviews. All the cheat codes that exist for the games included with the SNES Classic.

This is the Perfect Mario Halloween Art Display

"Let's-a get spooky!"

Gone Home on Switch Has a Very Cool SNES Easter Egg

I think we're alone now.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #16: Earthbound

The kids are all right, but the adults sure aren't.

A Rundown of The Clever Choices That Make Super Metroid's Level Design Some of the Best Ever

Watch a video that examines how Nintendo guides you through Super Metroid.

If You Open a Super Nintendo Controller, You'll Find Something Cool Inside

Something more than just grime and spiders, I mean.

Secret of Mana Defied a Major RPG Trope: A Happy Ending

25 years ago, Secret of Mana played games with our hearts.

New Video Details How Dylan Cuthbert Made Star Fox When he was 17

How many of us can say we put a fox in space when we were teenagers?

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #25: Final Fantasy 5

We begin our list with an underrated classic.

Yoshi's Island's Hand-Drawn Art Style Was Done Pixel by Pixel

And also it took a long time.

Here's an NES playing Super Mario World for the SNES.

The NES is Mario's world now.

The Original (And Best?) Star Fox Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

The barrel rolls were slower and clumsier, but Star Fox for the SNES has a special something every other iteration lacks.

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